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PORTRAIT AWARDS ANNOUNCED AT CANBERRA’S NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY

Hugh Stewart – ‘Eileen Kramer is a dancer’
Sibone Heary – The In Between
Sean Hutton – Tamara Dean
David Darcy – Wendy Bowman
Shea Kirk ‘Gemma Baxter 9right view)
Anthea da Silva – ‘Elizabeth’

Across the road from the National Gallery is the very popular National Portrait Gallery. Because it is smaller and more intimate than its huge concrete block neighbour, in many ways it is more popular than the Nation al Gallery Of Art.

Currently on show there are two very interesting exhibitions; the National Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition and the Darling Portrait Prize exhibition.

In the photographic prize exhibition the winner was awarded $50,000 in prizes. The highly commended received a ColorEdge monitor and the Art Handler’s award received $2000. A People’s Choice Award will be announced on May 1. Continue reading PORTRAIT AWARDS ANNOUNCED AT CANBERRA’S NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY

CABARET IN THE DAY – OF BING I SING @ MOSMAN ART GALLERY

Rob Palmer
Rob Palmer

The latest in the Cabaret in the Day series at Mosman Art Gallery was Of Bing I Sing , saluting Bing Crosby (1903 -1977 ) , the legendary 20th century American crooner and movie star.

Recording more than 1700 songs, Crosby’s distinctive warm bass-baritone voice made him the best-selling recording artist of the 20th century, having sold over one billion records, tapes, compact discs and digital downloads around the world.

Written and directed by Melvyn Morrow, it was presented as a dialogue between Glenn Amer ( ‘” the musical mastermind of Moss Vale ‘’) who has ‘’ the fingers of Liberace and the voice of Mario Lanza” and a collection of 378 78 format style recordings of Crosby, and Rob Palmer, star of Better Homes and Gardens and Dancing With the Stars.

Amer at the shiny black piano was dressed in a dapper suit , Palmer in front of a large black and silver mike was far more casual in a t-shirt and denim. Palmer was tanned and had a dazzling cheeky grin .Palmer had a long introductory monologue explaining how the two met. Continue reading CABARET IN THE DAY – OF BING I SING @ MOSMAN ART GALLERY